The Christian community’s experience of the Resurrection is so profound that we continue to meditate on this great mystery for fifty days. Today’s Feast of the Ascension and next week’s Feast of Pentecost are really a continuation of Easter, the celebration of the great Paschal mystery.
Today, on this 4th Sunday of Easter, the image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd is placed before us, as the Church marks the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. I do not need to remind you that priests and religious are no
As we complete our Easter octave, today’s Gospel presents us with the encounter between the Risen Christ and the struggling Apostle Thomas. I have always liked Thomas. I can relate to Thomas. I have even joked that if ever I became Pope (a long shot, to be sure!), I would choose to be called T
In the Eastern churches, Christians greet each other on Easter Sunday morning not by saying “Happy Easter”, but with the acclamation: “Christ is risen, Alleluia!” To which the other immediately responds, “Truly, he is risen!
Christ Is Risen! Alleluia! Truly, He Is Risen! Alleluia!
Fr. Raymond LafontaineApril 4, 2015
We have just heard these words spoken by and Angel to Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, who on going to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus, found his tomb empty. This empty tomb is the foundation of our Easter hope: Christ is risen, just as he has promised. Because Christ is risen, we share
As we continue our liturgy, we begin from where we were last night at the Last Supper when Jesus reminded us that we must love as He does. These were not just words they were actions. Jesus knelt down and washed the feet of his disciples.
Inspired by Pope Francis’ Palm Sunday homily (2014)
Fr. Raymond LafontaineMarch 29, 2015
This week begins with the festive procession with olive branches: the entire population welcomes Jesus. The children and young people sing Hosanna, praising Jesus as their King. But this week continues in the mystery of Jesus’ death and, eventually, his resurrection.